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American Farm Bureau censures EU for GM crop moratorium
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 30 2010

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) has issued a policy statement urging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to “initiate a retaliation process” against the European Union over its de facto moratorium on genetically modified (GM) crops


Jury awards Arkansas rice farmer damages for GM crop contamination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

According to a news source, a state court jury has awarded an Arkansas rice farmer more than $1 million in litigation alleging that a genetically engineered (GE) rice crop contaminated the nation's rice supply, leading to Japanese and European restrictions on U.S. imports and a precipitous drop in rice prices


U.S. Codex delegates schedule meetings to discuss general principles, contaminants in food
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a March 23, 2010, public meeting to discuss draft U.S. positions for the 26th Session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) slated for April 12-16, 2010, in Paris, France


Imported food safety target of IOM meeting
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

The Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Food and Nutrition Board has announced a June 7, 2011, meeting that will focus on the safety of imported foods "with the purposed of engaging science, technology, and policy personnel representing the global food supply chain, government agencies, and academia


FDA oversight of imported seafood lacking, says GAO
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2011

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report criticizing the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) oversight of imported seafood safety


EPA establishes “most efficient” tier in Energy Star program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2011

EPA has established a "most efficient" tier for appliances in its Energy Star program


EPA enforcement action targets illegal disposal of electronic waste
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2011

EPA has issued a RCRA enforcement order to Metro Metals Corp. and Avista Recycling, Inc., of Toronto, Canada, and Hopkins, Minnesota, respectively, requiring them to properly dispose of computer waste they attempted to illegally export to Vietnam through the Port of Seattle


Federal agencies discuss protection against unsafe imports
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

Representatives from EPA and nine other federal agencies have reportedly held an interagency forum to discuss methods of protecting American consumers from unsafe imports


U.S. and Mexico resolve cross-border trucking dispute under NAFTA
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Mexico, USA
  • July 15 2011

The United States and Mexico have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that resolves a long-haul, cross-border trucking dispute involving “retaliatory tariffs” on more than $2 billion in U.S. exports, including food and agricultural products


Federal prosecutors settle charges against beef exporters
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2011

U.S. attorneys in New York have reportedly secured court approval of a consent decree with three companies that allegedly exported meat containing vertebral column to Japan in violation of U.S. trade requirements